My parents drug me to Quincy, kicking and screaming, when I was 16 and had lived in the Bay Area my whole life. They bought a resort at Bucks Lake, which is a beautiful area, but I couldn’t wait to graduate and get back to the city. I went back to the Bay Area and after eight years decided enough!! I moved back to Bucks Lake and helped my parents manage their resort.
It was the best move I ever made. I met my husband, we bought our own business and are raising our two children in Quincy. We love the area and all the activities it has to offer. I like going into the bank, grocery store, coffee shop, anywhere really, and being met with smiles from friends and neighbors. Sure, we don’t have some of the options for our kids that the “big schools” do, but we make up for it in so many other ways. Our kids grow up in the fresh air, safe, secure, supported by a community that cares, and have access to Feather River College; a great community college.
I know a lot of people who visit our area and enjoy it tremendously and those of us who actually get to live here are truly blessed. The days spent with my friends hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or meeting for a cup of tea at a local restaurant are the best. My time with my family is quality time; water skiing, roasting a marshmallow, watching outdoor movies, taking the dogs to the river for a swim, we really connect.
So if you are forced to live in the city, visit Plumas County for a truly memorable vacation, I bet you will re-book!! We have families visiting our resort that have been coming for over 45 years! If you are looking for a place to move your family out of the hustle and bustle, consider our beautiful community.
Kim Henderson and her husband own Bucks Lakeshore Vacation Resort.